"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Unique Online Services in Kuwait

Kuwaitis love the convenience. They do!! We have so many online shopping services for various categories! You will be surprise, I swear!!

I personally use 6alabat a lot to order meals at work or at home. Its awesome and easy to use, specially that you can modify your order (i.e. no tomatoes, brown bread instead of white, extra dressing..etc)... and to avoid talking to them is a plus for me! I will for sure get my order right on papers instead of them saying I heard you saying something else.

There is also Taw9eel online grocery shopping site. I have never used that one YET! But I think it can come in handy in some specific situations such as someone with a broken leg, sick, or an older lady that cannot leave the house or cannot drive. I would much better rather go myself since I sometimes find it hard to remember brands of the things I usually buy. I am more of a visual person.

Another interesting online store in Kuwait is eBuyQ8. Can you guess their service? Its an online FISH market! Yes you read that right... FISH!! heehee. Shop for fresh fish, shrimps, crab... you name it!

But the email I got earlier scored #1! Its an online home labor Services called Q8Khadam. How about that for an online service? House maids, cooks, drivers, nurses, farmers, and many more!

So any other interesting and unique online shops you know in Kuwait?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sexy Car Wash

OK so my sister woke up one day earlier than her usual time, looked into the window and guess what? She took this snap from her mobile... its our driver washing my car LOL

Paper or Plastic... Check OK?

A cheque (also spelled check) is a negotiable instrument instructing a financial institution to pay a specific amount of a specific currency from a specific demand account held in the maker/depositor's name with that institution. Both the maker and payee may be natural persons or legal entities.

This is the dictionary speaking, but me.. well, I am more of a plastic girl! I do carry cash with me but not in large amounts. I would rather use my ATM and credit cards, and hmmm well... OK FINNNNNNNNE! I carry around a checkbook! Yes! I do! I swear I do!

I dont know why people here in Kuwait get surprised when they know that I carry around a checkbook... even worse, they are just surprised I own one actually!

In Kuwait, for some odd reasons, its rare that people have checkbooks. To be quiet honest, I have not used it much.. I just wrote two checks since I have received it. The last person I wrote check to was a photographer, I wanted to print out some pictures he have taken. Well, I think he works as an individual and then makes a deal with a studio to print out his snaps, so they will only accept cash because its not really their work, and then I think he gives them a percentage. So when I went to that studio to get my prints, I didnt have cash with me so I asked him; "Can I write you a check?" He was like: "A check??? That's a first!!! But I guess its ok"

Am I the only person in my generation that owns a checkbook in Kuwait?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Seasonal Allergies

I left work yesterday about an hour earlier and went home! I threw myself on the coach helplessly! I was not able to sleep because of the allergies yet not able to fully function LOL. I was like a zombie! So alive, yet so dead!!! I waited patiently for Futoor time, the minute I heard the prayer.. I drank full glass of water. I waited few minutes before I ate something else! I was so thirsty.

I have been suffering from this !*(^#(^#*#%^% seasonal allergy since the start of this month. It got worse last week. I started taking "Clarinase" at night and found it helpful, it dries my runny nose, which is super... but it also dries my mouth BIG TIME... and all I can think of all day is water.. glass of water!! So I have decided not to take it Tuesday night. BAD idea!! I woke up sneezing, I swear it was non-stop. I so regretted not taking the seasonal allergies shot!!!

I went to work, but it was driving me nuts!! My eyes were red and watery, my nose was also red, runny, itchy, stuffy, and congested all over.. oh and worst of all.. this bad BAD headache.

I was trying to function.. gathering all my energy up to do my best, but there were those breaks in between where I had to stop, resting my head against my hands, with my eyes closed out of the extreme discomfort that I was in! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I so wanted to leave work, but it was still early... 11ish and I was trying hard to keep it all up at least till market closes!

I went to see my ENT doctor at around 8:30pm.. he asked me what was wrong and wrote it all down, and then when he started examining me, he looked into my throat and said... oh this is mild, then looked into my ears and said I was fine, but the minute he looked into my nostrils he was like OHHHH thats bad! its really inflamed and really bad! He gave me the next day (today) off. I was fatigue and restless. I didnt even eat suhoor or anything after futoor.

The medication seems to be helping since I am not sneezing as much.. at least not sneezing my heads off like I was yesterday... but knowing me, I am not big on medications and so.. and I really dont want to get used to taking medications. Any natural remedies you have to share? Would saline help?

Monday, September 17, 2007

MAMMY - Saturday Evening Puss

Are you a fan of Tom & Jerry? Well... I am, and I have always wondered how Mammy Two-Shoes looked like? I mean she is usually seen from the waist down but what about her face? What does she look like?

Well, this episode, "Saturday Evening Puss" Mammy was going out for the night to play cards... the minute she leaves the house Tom invite his friends over (street cats) for a party. They annoy the hell outta Jerry who winds up calling Mammy... who rushes home to crash Tom's party... This is where you can briefly see her face for about two frames as she runs back home.

We have seen Mammy's shoes a lot, but here is a picture of her face (FINALLY) heehee
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did... I've always wondered how she looked like :-)

Those are two pictures of hers.... one of which is a captured image from the episode "Saturday Evening Puss" which was first aired in 1950.

And here is the video for that episode;

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ramadan Kareem

Ruiyate Hilal Committee declared that tomorrow, September 13th 2007, is the first day of Ramadan this year. Happy Ramadan to you all :-)
The image above is from: 123Greetings

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I come to work in the morning and I see those merc##en##ari##es at each door/gate (entrances). Basically, there have been some couple of fights here, with the police and ambulances getting involved, along with security guards (I would rather not mention the reason behind those fights because its STUPID)! Its is very uncomfortable!!!

I pass by them without making eye contact! They are scary! They look savage I swear, as if they are waiting for something to happen. I can see their reflection on the glass doors and they stare at each and everyone of us (us being the people who come in and out of the building). Those men and their looks are really making me feel uneasy and uncomfortable! I hope one day I come to work in peaceful environment.


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Kuwaiti Museums - Part I

I have been wanting to write about Kuwaiti museums for long time. True, there aren't many of them but it is useful to know about what we have. I have not found official sites for all of them but provided some links.

I am still gathering more information on the other ones. Feel free to post comments about the other museums you know about so I can post about them in Part II

I have gathered the following for you:


1. Islamic Art Museum

Kuwait City, Arabian Gulf Street

Phone: + (965) 244-5639

2. Kuwait National Memorial Museum

North Showaikh, Villa No. 39

Phone: + (965) 484-5335

3. Saif Marzooq Al Shamlan Museum

Al Da'eiya, Kuwait City

4. Kuwait National Museum

Kuwait City, Arabian Gulf Street

Phone: + (965) 243-2020

5. Tareq Rajab Museum

Al Jabriya, Block 12, St # 5

Phone: + (965) 531-7358

6. The Scientific Museum

Kuwait City

Phone: + (965) 242-1268

I would also like to include the Scientific Center in Salmiya

The Scientific Center - Kuwait

Salmiya, Arabian Gulf Street

Phone: + (965) 848-888

Sunday, September 2, 2007


LoFat is one of my favorite healthy gourmet food -if not the only one- in Kuwait! They offer a wide range of yummy healthy food that is low in calories and low in fat for very reasonable prices.

LoFat idea started with Abdullah AlEisa, an engineer graduate from Boston University who worked in engineering four years before, well I don't want to say quitting, he happily gave his full time and attention to his own business and became an entrepreneur.

I have tried so many things on their menu and loved almost everything I've ordered...
Their lettuce wraps are so delicious and so is their "un-fried fries" which I think are so underrated because not only they are healthy fries but also because they taste and smell SO hmmmm GOOD. Their beef and chicken tortillas are really good for healthy food! I cant believe they are low in fat! This is too good to be true! I also tried their turkey sandwich for lunch earlier and again.. yum! I mean I have tried some healthy food sandwiches here in Kuwait and they taste nothing like LoFat sandwiches... Even better? Have a guiltless pleasure and try their brownies!!!! Yes low fat brownies!!

Over all, the food presentation, the smell, the taste, and quality makes it the best healthy food in the country, and the good news is that they will be opening LoFat Gourmet Restaurant with complete seating so soon (next to Holiday Inn Downtown). This will give us all a whole new healthy experience! I cant wait!

You can browse LoFat Menu in 6alabat or call them at 766-6733/246-4364/265-0287

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Little Treats Store

My sister and I received a Little Treats invitation for the store opening a couple of days ago.
The invitation came along with one little cupcake and a card.. (I would post a picture, but its already gone :-P)

Today, we went to the store opening and tried some of their new flavors. I fell in love instantly with the applicious cupcake (apple cupcake). I went back home with two boxes for my family.

The store is located in Al Wataniya Complex in Salmiya (mezzanine floor) across the street from NBK and Zahra Complex.

Try'em out... the new flavors that we tried were Apple cupcakes, carrot cupcakes, flake cupcake, lemon cupcake....

The store phone number is (for special orders): 575-7292

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